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Posts tagged "Truck Accidents"

Is it time for truckers to install side 'underride' guards?

Semitrucks are dangerous enough as it is, simply because of the size and weight of the vehicles. They're slow and lumbering and they crush everything in their paths, including most standard-size automobiles. To add to this risk, however, semitrucks sit high up off the road, so high up that the average vehicle will often get caught up underneath a semitruck in collision situations.

Truck patrol to increase on West Virginia's turnpike

The West Virginia State Police, Public Service Commission and West Virginia Parkways Authority issued a joint statement on Nov. 13. They announced that they're planning to step-up their patrols on the West Virginia Turnpike. Another full-time unit will be assigned to track down tractor-trailers with potential safety hazards and also operators engaging in questionable driving.

Follow these tips to drive safely near large trucks

Large trucks, also known as 18-wheelers, are important for the economy of West Virginia. When you see these vehicles on the roads throughout the state, it is a sign that the economy is performing well. The more of these trucks you see on the roads, the more likely it is that you might be involved in an accident with one of them. Let's take a look at tips you should follow to drive safely near these large trucks.

Garbage truck crash ejects 3 occupants, 1 killed

When the cause of an injury crash is the driver of a commercial vehicle, the victims may be able to hold more than just the driver responsible for their injuries and damages. Take, for instance, this crash that occurred in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 13, at the I-77/I-64 split.

Truck accidents almost always cause injury, extensive damage

It's easy to believe that a truck accident and car crash are one in the same. However, due to the weight and size differences, there's a good chance that a collision between a truck and smaller vehicle will result in injury, death and extensive property damage.

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